There are many parameters that differ from the arrival of this second child to that of the first, Archie. Indeed, the Duchess of Sussex intends to make new arrangements. Already, the birth will take place in the United States and not in the United Kingdom. There is also a rumor that she gives birth at home. This is what Meghan Markle was planning to do with Archie, but she still ended up giving birth in the hospital. Using the services of a doula is also a possibility. Although the Duchess has yet to make arrangements to hire one.
Sabia Wade, known as The Black Doula, told Insider that the doulas provide physical, emotional and educational support. Remember that doulas are trained non-medical professionals. Their main role is to support women before, during and after childbirth. The doula can suggest and facilitate the change of position during childbirth. It can also offer touch to help reposition a misplaced baby. The doula is also an ally who defends a patient who wants to push a little longer before having a cesarean section.
“We are the surrogate friend, sister, mother or aunt”
To Insider magazine, Ms. Wade confides that this role is not necessarily tangible. “We are the surrogate friend, sister, mother or aunt, we are advocates,” she admits. “Sometimes we have to be the fighters,” adds Ms. Wade.
The benefits of this type of professional have been scientifically proven. The continued support during labor offered by the doulas would increase good outcomes during childbirth. According to the WhatToExpect.com site, people pay between $ 800 and $ 2,500 for this type of service.
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